Politics

What gives?

 Huh. Apparently, during the Bush administration's waning days, Cheney lobbied ferociously for a pardon of Scooter Libby. And Dubya wouldn't budge.

 

In the waning days of the Bush administration, Vice President Dick Cheney launched a last-ditch campaign to persuade his boss to pardon Lewis (Scooter) Libby - and was furious when President George W. Bush wouldn't budge.

Sources close to Cheney told the Daily News the former vice president repeatedly pressed Bush to pardon Libby, arguing his ex-chief of staff and longtime alter ego deserved a full exoneration - even though Bush had already kept Libby out of jail by commuting his 30-month prison sentence.

"He tried to make it happen right up until the very end," one Cheney associate said.

Again, huh. I wonder what's up there? Come to think of it, I didn't hear anything at all about Bush pardons. Anybody know what's going on?

-A

 

Radiozine on 02/17/09

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Radiozine
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Tue, 02/17/2009 - 10:00am - 10:30am

Host Toni Tabora Roberts interviews Edwin Santiago, producer and editor of Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation, which will be shown as part of the Cascade Festival of African Films this Friday, February 20th. Based on the autobiography of Sam Nujoma, Namibia's first president and former leader of SWAPO (South West Africa People's Organization), the film depicts the long struggle waged by the people of Namibia for their independence that was ultimately won with the help of Cuban military volunteers fighting in Angola.

 

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 02/17/09

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Tue, 02/17/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Clarifying last week's remarks on our new president

 Several listeners have let us know that they thought we were too hard on President Obama last week. Give him a break, they said. He's only been on the job a little while.

This week we aim to clear the air. Let's start by saying unequivocally that we're still in the president's camp, emphatically so. But we're still going to do what we said we would during the campaign -- call for Obama to do the right thing.

More Talk Radio on 02/16/09

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More Talk Radio
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Mon, 02/16/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Host Per Fagereng speaks with journalist and author Norman Soloman about the war in Afghanistan and the U.S. military budget.

Iranian Islamic Revolution 30 years after

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Thu, 02/12/2009
Ambassador John LimbertFebruary marks the 30th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran . One of the most significant events in the Middle East in the last half century, it dramatically changed the political balance of power in the region and created one of the US’s greatest foreign policy challenges. The revolution caught all the western intelligence agencies off-guard. The Shah’s monarchy, characterized by President Carter a year earlier as the Island of Tranquility , had disappeared and a revolutionary government unlike anything seen before had taken over the most valuable US ally in the Persian Gulf .   
 
US-Iran relations have regrettably gone from bad to worse over the past 3 decades. During this same period, Iran has gained great influence in the region and is a major player in all Middle East arenas – Iraq and Palestine in particular. Many analysts of foreign affairs today agree that having a normal relationship with Iran is critical if the US goal for stability of the Middle East is to be realized.

56:35 minutes (25.91 MB)

Voices of the Middle East on 02/12/09

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Thu, 02/12/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Two views from accross the oceans

Iranian Islamic Revolution, 30 years later;

Two views from accross the oceans.
Goudarz Eghtedari speaks with Ambassador John Limbert
 
Thursday February 12th, 2009

Radiozine on 02/13/09

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Radiozine
Air date: 
Fri, 02/13/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Kyle Burris interviews two local anarchists about how they view the economic crisis, Part 1. Part 2 will air on Tuesday, February 17th, at 9:30AM.

What are the links between economic stimulus and health care?

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Locus Focus
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Tue, 02/10/2009

This week the news is about Obama's economic stimulus package passing the Senate and about to be enacted into law.

55:30 minutes (25.41 MB)

Flashpoints

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Flashpoints
Air date: 
Wed, 02/11/2009 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

A special report on Israel's general election and excerpts from the documentary "Occupation 101".

Radiozine on 02/11/09

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Radiozine
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Wed, 02/11/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Host Per Fagereng speaks with William Kleinknecht, author of THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD: Ronald Reagan and the Betrayal of Main Street America.  While Republicans continue to oppose the stimulus plan, asking themselves “What Would Ronald Reagan Do?”, Kleinknecht provides evidence that Reagan’s tax, regulatory and antitrust policies are directly responsible for the current economic climate.

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